I might have the need to learn the Cisco OS in the very near future and would like to know if anyone wants to suggest a super cheap used Cisco switch and/or router that would run the latest Cisco OS? I like to purchase my own equipment so that I can research, experiment, and learn at home.
eBay, Craigslist, businesses near you.
Pretty cheap you can find kits on eBay.
The other option is software based. Gns3 or packet tracer
Thanks, I was thinking more along the lines of specific model numbers and OS version recommendations but it seems like there are so many different models that probably doesn’t matter. I do like the idea of a pre-configured kit on e-bay and will probably go that route. I’m guessing it should be running version 15.X…
GNS3 is also good for practising Cisco & Juniper.
There is also Cisco Packet Tracer, but dont base all of your studies around that as it is more an emulator than actual IOS and some of the commands are defunct and or incomplete, or they where some moons ago. If it still exists.
That is awesome! Thank you so much. If the job does come through, I will certainly go with something like this.